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The University of Tokyo Botanical Garden

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Address: 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo 112-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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The most positive comment for this place is that it is not crowded during cherry blossom season while the cherry trees look unavoidably amazing. Apart from cherry trees, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The most positive comment for this place is that it is not crowded during cherry blossom season while the cherry trees look unavoidably amazing. Apart from cherry trees, there are a lot of kinds of trees in the garden. Therefore, you will love this place if you are a nature-lover.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Not to be confused with the Koishikawa Garden adjacent to Tokyo Dome, in Korakoen, which is a must visit. This botanical garden is run by the University of Tokyo as a place to contribute to research & education of plant sciences. So, if you have visited Hamarikyu, Rikugien, etc. don't expect to see a beautiful landscaped garden. In my humble... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I visited Rikugien and Kyu-Furukawa before going to this garden and I was disappointed, perhaps my expectations were too high since the other two gardens were great. This is a large garden with many large and mature trees. There was very little color other than green in the garden. I was surprised that it was not well kept: lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Koishikawa Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden which is somewhat off usual tourist trails. It's especially gorgeous during the cherry blossom season. Very enjoyable and well worth a visit. Admission fee is 400 yen.

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